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Body weight variation and fat deposition in common sandpipers Actitis hypoleucos L. during their autumn migration in the Ría de Vigo, Galicia, north‐west Spain

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2001
Authors:Arcas, J
Journal:Ringing & Migration
Volume:20
Issue:3
Date Published:2001
ISBN Number:0307-8698
Keywords:Actitis, Actitis hypoleucos, Hypoleucos, Scolopacidae, Spain, Tringa hypoleucos, Xenus, Xenus cinereus
Abstract:Body weight variation and fat deposition of 111 Common Sandpipers Actitis hypoleucos L. are analysed in the Ría de Vigo, North?west Spain, during their autumn migration. Retrapped birds did not show notable fat deposition and no body weight variation was found, but long staging periods were recorded. Discussions about body condition and its implication on the migratory strategy of the species are presented.Body weight variation and fat deposition of 111 Common Sandpipers Actitis hypoleucos L. are analysed in the Ría de Vigo, North?west Spain, during their autumn migration. Retrapped birds did not show notable fat deposition and no body weight variation was found, but long staging periods were recorded. Discussions about body condition and its implication on the migratory strategy of the species are presented.
URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03078698.2001.9674248
Short Title:Ringing & Migration
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